Compliance Officer, Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Raleigh, Wake County
Jul 20, 2014
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Position Number: 00104070

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute is to develop advanced manufacturing processes and designs that will enable large-scale production and large scale adoption of wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. This will allow power electronic systems to be smaller, faster, more robust, and efficient than silicon systems. This $140m project unites academic, government, and industry partners to revolutionize energy efficiency across a wide range of applications, including electronic devices, power grids, and electric vehicles. Specifically, the Institute will: * Develop critical WBG power electronic technologies, * Spark early commercialization in high value markets by stimulating demand, * Support and grow the manufacturing base, and * Nurture the U.S. WBG semiconductor industry through education programs and training.

Essential Job Duties: The Compliance Officer will develop and implement control and monitoring procedures that will ensure the Institute complies with applicable state and federal regulations, NC State policies, and the Bylaws and Membership Agreements of the Institute. The Compliance Officer will be responsible for securing and controlling all proprietary and sensitive information that is given to the Institute and will establish the procedures for handling of such information. The Compliance Officer will have broad involvement in Institute activities with researchers, service center participants, foundries, system integrators, and end users. This position has information security responsibilities and will require continuous interactions with Institute members, as well as the applicable federal and university authorities. Additional responsibilities include: * Serving as a subject matter expert and resource to the Institute on compliance and information security issues; * Developing, maintaining and implementing policies for making determinations about the applicability of ITAR and EAR regulations and their applicability to Institute technologies; * Reporting on the disposition of export control information to the proper authorities; * Collaborating with other Institute staff (researchers, Technology Officer, CTO, IP Manager) to provide advice and guidance on compliance issues; * Implementing and managing operational procedures that limit the access to sensitive information, such as confidential proprietary information and trade secrets, to authorized users only; * Identifying vulnerabilities and gaps in Institute compliance policies and making recommendations for corrective actions; * Vetting Institute participants to ensure that they do not pose a risk to the mission of the organization; * Collaborating with the University Compliance Officer and General Counsel on complex compliance and information security issues; * Soliciting and maintaining non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements between the Institute and its members as appropriate; * Soliciting and maintaining conflict of interest disclosures from all Institute participants and supporting the COI committee in adjudicating any instances of conflict, or the appearance thereof; * Developing and providing training for Institute personnel on compliance with state and federal law and University and Institute policies and procedures; and * Documenting and reporting all instances of violation of compliance policies and procedures to the officers of the Institute.

Minimum Education/Experience: Must have a BS or BA degree and at least five (5) years of professional experience developing or implementing compliance practices for an engineering or technology related organization.

Department Required Skills : Must be detail-oriented, possess exceptional writing and organizational skills, and have the ability to work in collaboration with other professionals of varied disciplines in a business environment.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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